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A companion to the era of Andrew Jackson by Sean Patrick Adams

By Sean Patrick Adams

A spouse to the period of Andrew Jackson deals a wealth of recent insights at the period of Andrew Jackson. This choice of essays by means of prime students and historians considers a number of features of the existence, occasions, and legacy of the 7th president of the us.

  • Provides an summary of Andrew Jackson's lifestyles and legacy, grounded within the newest scholarship and together with unique learn unfold throughout a few thematic areas
  • Features 30 essays contributed by means of best students and historians
  • Synthesizes the main updated scholarship at the political, fiscal, social, and cultural points of the Age of Andrew Jackson

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Clearly the institution of slavery and the slavebased commercial economy was flourishing across the Tennessee frontier at the end of the eighteenth century and the region’s populace was far from being homogeneously British. When Jackson departed Jonesboro for the Cumberland River settlement of Nashville in the fall of 1788, he again entered into a dynamic borderland inhabited and shaped by a diverse group of Amerindian and Euroamerican residents. His appointment as public prosecutor in October of 1788 and election as attorney-general in December of 1789 confirms this fact.

Mitchell also contends that the economy of Virginia’s “Great Valley” briefly started out as a subsistence-based economy but quickly phased into a commercially oriented economy. Finally, there is a group of historians who argue that early American frontier economies often exhibited both moral and market characteristics and that subsistent and commercial economies coexisted in early America. In his 1990 article “Competency and Competition: Economic Culture in Early America,” Daniel Vickers blurs the line between the moral and market economic label.

One cannot, however, so easily characterize how Native peoples viewed their decisions on how to deal with the war. The question is complicated by the extensive number of tribes involved and the variety of responses among them. Few, if any, Indian nations reached a consensus on how to respond to the conflict, and some tribes were divided down to the level of the individual or the family as to which side to prefer. In the northeastern corner of North America, small numbers of Pequots, Penobscots, Pigwackets, and Stockbridge Indians fought with the Americans.

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